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Status uncertain for Miami QB Frerotte

DAVIE, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2005) -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Gus Frerotte was unable to throw in practice because of a sprained right index finger and is questionable for the game at Cleveland.

If Frerotte can't play, Sage Rosenfels will start for the second time in his five-year NFL career.

Frerotte hurt his finger when it hit an opponent's helmet in the first half of the loss to New England. He received an injection at halftime, threw 30 times in the second half and finished with 360 yards passing -- his highest total in five years.

Frerotte was able to grip a ball, but Rosenfels took most of the snaps in practice.

"It's basically taking a day off and letting it feel a little bit better," Frerotte said. "I've played long enough in this league that missing one day is not a big deal. Today is not Sunday, so we'll see."

Frerotte's finger was swollen, but he wore no protection on it and said it felt much better than on Nov. 14.

Coach Nick Saban said Frerotte was questionable for the game, meaning there's a 50-50 chance he'll play.

"The swelling is the issue," Saban said. "When that comes out, we'll know what he can and can't do."

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